Wade Keech was raised on a farm in Adams County. His childhood experiences lead to his love of the land.He has a B.S. degree in chemistry from Millersville University and a MBA in Sustainable Business Systems from Pinchot University. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana and lived in West Africa for almost seven years. These cross cultural experiences deepened his appreciation for the simple life. He fulfilled a childhood dream by hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. This wilderness immersion led to hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail.